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Old 10-05-2012, 05:52 AM
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Cheers. My experience of dealers suggests that they are more likely to tell you that you need brake pads when you don't! Sounds like yours is one of the good ones.

My car, which I purchased a month ago at 6 month old, is saying 24000 miles before the rears need changed and 34000 for the fronts. I've no idea how it was driven before I got it though. For what it's worth, I've covered about 1000 miles since purchase and the readout hasn't changed.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:58 AM
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Cheers. My experience of dealers suggests that they are more likely to tell you that you need brake pads when you don't! Sounds like yours is one of the good ones.

My car, which I purchased a month ago at 6 month old, is saying 24000 miles before the rears need changed and 34000 for the fronts. I've no idea how it was driven before I got it though. For what it's worth, I've covered about 1000 miles since purchase and the readout hasn't changed.
Well, I'd be fine with getting new pads for free when not really needing them yet. It just extends the time until I will need them outside of the free maintenance period and have to then pay for them.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:06 AM
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This thread made me go look at mine. Computer is saying 15k left on the fronts, 6k on the rear. Not bad considering there's 82k miles on them at the moment.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:11 AM
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Really?? Should I be concerned that my idrive is saying 24,000 miles after only 7k on the clock? Or do you think that I will get a bit more and that the readout will readjust as time goes on. I'm only driving a 320d and tend to be fairly conservative.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 AM
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Well, I'd be fine with getting new pads for free when not really needing them yet. It just extends the time until I will need them outside of the free maintenance period and have to then pay for them.
Ah I see. My maintenance pack doesn't cover breaks, clutches or wiper blades. It's pretty much just oil changes and the routine servicing work.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:19 AM
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I heard that the brake maintenance is just an "inspection." They dont replace your brakes if it does not need to be. Mine is not due until 28k and I have only 6k, still long way to go. I might not even get there before the F32 comes out, which is when i will trade it in.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:32 AM
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Really?? Should I be concerned that my idrive is saying 24,000 miles after only 7k on the clock? Or do you think that I will get a bit more and that the readout will readjust as time goes on. I'm only driving a 320d and tend to be fairly conservative.
Nothing I would be concerned about.

The number is a predictor, and nothing really counts until you hit the "time to replace me" wear sensor in the pads themselves. The computer looks at your driving habits and makes a calculation based on what it thinks you'll need.

In my case, I drive down my street, applying the brakes on one curve and a stop sign. Then, I get on the highway and head for work. If I don't stop for coffee along the way, I'll drive 25 miles before using the brakes on the off-ramp, 2 lights, and the parking lot at the office. For the ride home, pretty much the same. The computer sees I do a ton of miles without ever touching the pedal, so it figures they'll last a long time. On the weekends, we tend to use my wife's car, as it's typically the one at the tail end of the driveway, so I don't get the stop/go errand effect.

In your case, I'd guess you have more stop and go situations requiring more brake use, so the computer's guessing you'll need them sooner. As there's no active sensing of wear at your current point, there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for the response. I'm hopeful that I might get a bit more out of my brakes then. I'm guessing that the idrive will be basing its estimates on the previous owner as it hasn't changed in the 1000 miles I've completed.

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:15 AM
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I got my CPO at the end of May with it showing 1100 miles until the service. I've driven around 3.5k miles since then, and it has not moved from 900 miles in a while.

There was 1 day it showed that a service was needed, but since then it appears the mileage has slightly increased again as a brake service is not needed.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:18 AM
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I noticed on a cross-country trip last year that when I used the cruise control to decelerate by pulling the stalk in to decrease speed at 5 mph intervals, the car appeared to brake down to the new speed selected. When I disengaged the cruise, no braking was evident. My admittedly unsupported belief is this could be a major factor in the rear brakes needing replacement prior to the fronts.
I haven't decelerated using the cruise control since.
I use cruise control all the time since I bought my car. My rear brake pads are also wearing faster than my front pads, which seemed unusual. Going down hills I deactivate my cc so it doesn't brake, but I didn't think about decelerating.

I rarely decelerate in 5mph increments, usually 1mph, or not at all. Do you know if the brakes are applied during 1mph increments?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:05 AM
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I rarely decelerate in 5mph increments, usually 1mph, or not at all. Do you know if the brakes are applied during 1mph increments?
As instantly as it happens I'd say yes but I have no proof.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:05 AM
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Wow! My 06 330i just hit 71K and over the weekend my front brake sensor went off. Now, I'm wondering if the extended warranty covers brakes? I don't hear any noises or nothing, but since they are original it's probably time. My rears still have some miles left, but will definitely have my Indy guy take a look at them this weekend. I haven't driven her for the last few days, but would it be okay to drive the car for a few days? There's the service indicator with the car on something (don't know the name of it) that is also red, so this makes me wonder if I can continue to drive it...
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:55 AM
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Wow! My 06 330i just hit 71K and over the weekend my front brake sensor went off. Now, I'm wondering if the extended warranty covers brakes? I don't hear any noises or nothing, but since they are original it's probably time. My rears still have some miles left, but will definitely have my Indy guy take a look at them this weekend. I haven't driven her for the last few days, but would it be okay to drive the car for a few days? There's the service indicator with the car on something (don't know the name of it) that is also red, so this makes me wonder if I can continue to drive it...
Red is usually not good.
Brakes wouldn't be covered under an extended warranty, only an extended maintenance plan.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:41 PM
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Red is usually not good.
Brakes wouldn't be covered under an extended warranty, only an extended maintenance plan.
Thanks...I did take my key in and yes front rear brakes are due. They did say I probably have about another 1K miles left so this gives me time to order. My question is where is the best place and price to order brake pads/rotors?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:49 PM
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I qualify my E90 front brakes as outstanding, as per all quantifiable and qualitative criteria, except for dust of course.

I still have my original front brakes at 70000 miles.

But I don't drive it on highways. My driving is probably 80% city, including daily insane traffic.

BTW, your 328i 2008 front brakes are different from 328i 2007. Like my 2007 323i, 2008 328i have 312mm rotors and 2007 328i have 300mm. Confusing hey? It did cost me 100$ to learn this....
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